My Favorite Memory: Seeing the looks of the children at the school for the first time, they were so happy and smiley! I will never forget their welcome. I was surprised that… my trip turned out to be a life changing experience!
My Favorite Memory: I have so many favorite memories… here are a few: My first encounter with my host mom and program coordinator (Maria Elena) at the airport; exploring Cusco on many occasions with my Spanish professor (Walter); traveling to...
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My Favorite Memory: when I entered a classroom for my 2nd day of volunteering, all the kids jumped up to give me a hug yelling “profe, profe” I was surprised that…. Not much instruction was given to me at the volunteer site.
Very rewarding experience. Amazing kids and women at the orphanage. The local ABV support girls were amazing kind and helpful. Life at the orphanage is hectic and can be overwhelming , but w/an open mind and heart it is worth it.
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My Favorite Memory: One of my favorite memories was giving the girls at the orphanage the books I brought for them. The girls lit up as soon as they saw them and kept asking me a zillion questions about what everything meant.
My Favorite Memory: I was able to see great changes in the growth and development of the babies I worked with because they were so young (all less than 6 months old) so my favorites memories occurred when a baby began to respond to me and enjoy...
Volunteer Abroad Orientation Guide Before Applying - Abroaderview.org Paul will tell you the steps you need to follow so you can volunteer abroad, Paul was one of our volunteers in 2010, now is your turn to volunteer abroad.
My Favorite Memory: was working with the babies at the hospital, they always put a smile on my face. I was surprised that….I was able to do as much as I did because of the language barrier The most difficult thing I experienced was….
All of the ABV staff members I encountered are caring and work very hard! I felt like I had constant support. This program can be difficult to do alone since breaks from the orphanage once come on the weekends.